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20 November 2011 @ 12:16 pm
Clive Wearing  
The man without a memory. He has no memory of the past and also cannot form memories. For all intents and purposes, he's not conscious, is he, in the literal sense of the word? I've always wondered how I would be without any self-consciousness. How much of who I am is because I remember who I'm supposed to be? I've absolutely no idea, but he seems fairly happy, all things considered.

Fortunately for him, he recognizes one person, his wife. I'd recommend watching how he interacts with her. It's not a long video and I'd suggest watching at least to the point where they explain that every time he sees his wife, he believes it's the first time he's seen her in years. It's kind of sweet that he reacts like that totally unaware that he does it presumably every day.
Aaronembodyment on November 20th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Hilariously, my dad's name is Clive and I often bug him about his memory. :P

The video is...unbelievable, really. The mind's such an interesting thing. His story and life almost movie-like.
T: Fishygreen_eyed_view on November 20th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Wow. His wife has the patience of a saint. She must get so frustrated sometimes.
Marktoppertje on November 20th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
It's like a real life "50 First Dates."
youaremydensityyouaremydensity on November 21st, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
That might be the sweetest thing I've ever seen. Holy smokes.
prudentiorprudentior on November 21st, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
He was a conductor! D: My failing memory is a real concern of mine. D: D:
mofoburrellmofoburrell on November 21st, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
I'm Mike, by the way. Good to meet you.
prudentiorprudentior on November 21st, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
D: D: D: D: D:
leskayleskay on November 22nd, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
Ah Memento in action! Odd to imagine.